Open House

Thursday, Feb. 10

Caribbean Thursdays

New Rochelle Radisson, One Radison Plaza, New Rochelle, N.Y., a stylish, upscale after work hot spot offering the perfect ambiance to unwind, presents Spicy Caribbean Thursdays, featuring great reggae music, an array of cocktails & samples of free appetizers from the Caribbean menu, every Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – Until. Proper dress code (jackets/dress shirts); $10 cover charge. For information, contact Morvia Reid-Williams at (914) 262-9582.

Friday, Feb. 11

Comedy/Variety

No Name & A Bag of Chips celebrates their 11 year as New York’s Best Damn Comedy/Variety Show with author/storyteller Michele Carlo, comedian Carmen Lynch & comic-actress Marilyn Torres on 2/11 & comedians Leighann Lord & Liz Miele on 2/18 along with the No Name house band The Summner Replacements, 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14 St., between Avenue A & Avenue B, (“L” subway to First Ave.). No cover; no minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.

Saturday, Feb. 12

Blues, Rock & Soul

Manhattan’s P&G Cafe, 380A Columbus Ave. at 78 St., presents Renee & The Derelicts (Redux), featuring vocalist Renee Flemings, Paul Bauman on guitar, Grant Jarret on keyboards, David Wasserman on bass, Sal Carolei on harmonica & Michael Fox on drums, performing two sets of classic & original blues, rock & soul tunes, 10:00 p.m. For information, contact (212) 787-5150.

Black History Month

On Saturdays, 2/12 & 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., The Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona, Queens, will explore the subject of Louis Armstrong & race, from his humble beginnings in segregated New Orleans to his protests for civil rights throughout his 50-year career featuring tape recordings & rare footage of performances as well as a guided tour of the museum. Admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors/students/children; free for members. Reservations required; space limited; email [email protected] or call (718) 478-8274.

Super Wings Contest

Super Wings will be holding its second annual Best Wings in Brooklyn competition beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come join us in Free Wing Heaven & vote for your favorite! at Red Star in Greenpoint, 37 Greenpoint Ave., off West St., Brooklyn

Community Programs

Petland Discounts offers Community Outreach Programs working with local shelters & rescue groups. Luv My Pet will be offering low cost vaccinations on 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9 & 4/23, 34-60 48 St., between 48 St. & Northern Blvd., Long Island City, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & at 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Shopping Center, Ozone Park, Queens, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. For information, visit www.petlanddiscounts.com.

Sunday, Feb. 13

Community Programs

Petland Discounts offers Community Outreach Programs working with local shelters & rescue groups. The ASPCA-Mobile Unit, Dog & Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic, will be offering a low cost spay/neuter event at 37-55 82 St., between 37 St. & Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens, beginning at 7:00 a.m. For information, visit www.petlanddiscounts.com.

Theater

Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, presents Madeline & The Bad Hat, the story of a happy-go-lucky Parisian girl with a mischievous spirit & her adventures to save her friend Pepito, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 & are available at (718) 760-0064 or online at www.queenstheatre.org.

Monday, Feb. 14

Poetry & Prose

St. Francis College, Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, presents Love Springs Eternal: A Reading of Poetry & Prose, featuring senior citizens sharing stories of love for Valentine’s Day, 12:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 489-5272.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Community Programs

Petland Discounts offers Community Outreach Programs working with local shelters & rescue groups. The ASPCA-Mobile Unit, Dog & Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic, will be offering a low cost spay/neuter event at 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguiular & 71 St., Kew Garden Hills, Queens, at 7:00 a.m. For information, visit www.petlanddiscounts.com.

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn, is offering a free workshop, Market Like A Pro!, focusing on techniques professional marketers use to market & promote businesses including marketing, strategy, market research, target marketing, segmenting & developing a marketing plan to reach the most profitable segments including marketing tools, online forums, & free resources, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required, RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, Feb. 16

The Gipsy Kings

Radio City Music Hall & MSG Entertainment present The Gipsy Kings, two bands of brothers, the Reyes & The Baliardos featuring the sounds of South America’s rumba rhythm & Flamenco guitars, 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008; MSG at (212) 465-MSG1 or visit www.radiocity.com.

ONGOING

The Little Mermaid

The Players Theater, 115 MacDougal St., between 3 & Bleecker, N.Y. presents The Little Mermaid, a musical about a little mermaid who gets her dream to explore the wonders of the world above the sea, Saturdays & Sundays thru May 22, featuring a pre-show art workshop at 10:00 a.m. & show at 11:00 a.m. Recommended for 3 & up. Tickets can be purchased thru Theatremania, by calling (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111 or at the box office. For performance schedule, visit www.literallyalive.com/schedule.html; website: www.mermaidsinthe village.com.

Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., presents Night Journeys: An Adventure into the World of Sleep and Dreams exhibit featuring headrests from differeent cultures, an oversized bed & finding charms that ward off nighttime evils, leaving nighmares with the mythic Japanese dream-eater Baku & more, open thru May 1. Separate admission ticket required, $7/non-members, $4/members. Children under one-year/free. Visit www.brooklynkids.org or call (718) 735-4400 for more information.

Theater

The Manhattan Theater Club presents The Whipping Man featuring Andre Braugher in a play about a Jewish Confederate soldier & two former slaves who were raised as Jews reuniting & uncovering a tangle of secrets that might cost each man his freedom, at City Center, 131 W 55th St., N.Y., thru March 13. Tickets available at Citytix at (212)581-1212 or at box office.

Art Exhibit

The work of June Blum, painter & curator at the forefront of the women’s art movement in N.Y.C. during the 60s & 70s will be on exhibit through Feb. 25 at the Resnick Gallery of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, corner of DeKalb & Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn, Admission: Free & open to the public. For gallery hours & information, call (718) 488-1198.

Jazz Academy

Jazz at Lincoln Center will be accepting applications for its Middle School Jazz Academy Class of 2011-12. Promising middle school instrumentalists from N.Y.C. are eligible to apply & audition for the tuition-free intensive jazz instruction program held throughout the school year. For eligibility requirements & for an application, visit jalc.org/msja. Application deadline is March 4, 2011. For more information, contact Bridget Wilson, (212) 258-9868 or email [email protected]

You Gotta Believe

You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.

Home Repairs

Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.

Compiled by

Ida Eisenstein

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